Top 5 Most Popular Actors According to the British

Dear friends, we all are captivated by the cinema and we all have our favourite movies. In addition to the script, direction, and set design, the actors have a huge contribution to whether we will like a production, or not. Sometimes, even in a weaker film, it happens that a charming actor shoulders the whole action with their talent and presence.

The YouGov.co.uk website has conducted a poll on the popularity of actors among the British. It will form the basis of today’s Top 5. So, let’s begin!

The fifth place is shared by three outstanding actors, whose films we will never forget! Keanu Reeves, Samuel Jackson, and Sean Connery. The three actors have been ranked with 77% of the votes of the respondents.

Keanu, whose name means “cool wind over the mountain” in Hawaiian, began his film career in 1984. Initially, he starred in a series, but at a very young age, he gained popularity with films such as “Speed” and “Breaking Point”, where he co-starred with the amazing Patrick Swayze. Despite his spare facial expression, he is a favourite actor of many. We also know him from “The Matrix”, “The Lake House”, “The Devil’s Advocate” with Al Pacino and Charlize Theron, “John Wick” and many, many more. Men like him for his ability to create action scenes, and women for his air of a serious man and the off-screen modesty that he shows.

Samuel Jackson is the actor with the most incredible presence in cinema—brutal, funny, frightening, and gentle, all at the same time. He plays his roles with palpable decisiveness and a wonderful sense of improvisation. A favourite actor of Quentin Tarantino, Jackson can be seen in “Pulp Fiction”, “Jackie Brown”, “Kill Bill” II, “Django Unchained”, and more. He has earned a place in a couple of sequels of box office films, namely “Star Wars” and quite a few of the related Marvel films, such as “Thor”, “The Avengers”, “Iron Man” and “Captain America”.

It’s hard to talk about Sean Connery and his legacy in cinema without feeling sad at the loss of this beloved actor. Handsome, charming, and talented at the same time, he spanned his career over a wide range of films and plots. We will remember him with “The Name of the Rose”, “The Hunt for Red October”, “The Scotsman”, and his part in “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade”, where he played the protagonist’s father in a unique way, and last but not least—with one of the most beloved incarnations in cinema—that of James Bond in the iconic sequel.

Ranked fourth in the British most popular actors chart, a British and an American actor stand side by side—David Tennant and Bruce Willis. Both were ranked with 78% of the poll votes.

Born in a Scottish family, Tennant has an enviable number of appearances in various films and series, including the popular “Broadchurch”. But the two roles that definitely rose him up the charts are the role of the Doctor in the cult series “Doctor Who” and the role of the demon Crowley in the series based on the works of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman—“Good Omens”, which are reaping more and more screen interest.

Bruce Willis—the actor whose unexpected illness shook us all and took him off the screens in perhaps his most prolific years—has a string of incredible roles behind him. His “Die Hard” sequence is a must-see during every Christmas holiday. The funny crime sequel in partnership with Sybil Shepard Moonlighting, known in our country as “Unwilling Partners” has been followed with interest by audience around the world. In addition to being an action hero with a fast gun, Willis has also starred in film experiments and memorable screenplays such as “12 Monkeys” (with Brad Pitt), M. Night Shyamalan’s “The Sixth Sense” (as well as some other films of his), “Sin City” and many more captivating screen stories.

To find out who’s next in the chart, stay tuned for a new article later this month!


Author: Iveta Radeva

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